Ed Sheeran revealed that he’s working on an acoustic album. This isn’t a short-term project though, he expects it to take 10 or more years to perfect.
He hinted that it may be his fourth album, but that may change depending on what else he writes between now and then. He says that he’s actually been working on it since his first album “+” (Plus) from 2011. His second album, called “X” (Multiply), third “÷” (Divide), so we can only assume that this one will be called “-” (Subtract), which he didn’t-exactly-but-pretty-much-did confirm. Clever.
It will be a stripped down acoustic album, which is fitting for the title (clearly he’s been planning this since the start. How cool!), and he doesn’t expect it to be ready for another 3 or 4 years. “It will potentially come later, because it’s been about six years in the making and it might be another three or four. So I might put other stuff out before then, just to have something out,” he says. He does seem to release his albums just under 3 years apart, it seems.
Ed says he’d like to work with Justin Bieber too, since “he’s really talented,” and “his head’s screwed on properly now.”